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Academic Exchange Programs - English Language Programs - #19.421

Funding is provided to non-profit organizations to support their work in designing and administering programs as well as coordinating program logistics for U.S. English language educators and underserved foreign students and teachers of English as a foreign language as participants in study and professional development and international exchanges. Funding to those organizations supports activities such as publicity and recruitment, screening of applications, communication with recipients, payment of stipends, and the provision of enrichment activities. The English Access Microscholarship Program provides scholarships for in-country English language instruction for foreign, disadvantaged 14- to 18-year olds in selected countries overseas in all world regions. Programs give provide international participants two years of after school and summer intensive English language programming and increase their understanding of American culture and values, with an emphasis on democratic principles and civic engagement. Workshops also are planned and conducted in the U.S. for a selected number of these participants to provide an immersion experience in English study and American culture. The English Language Fellow Program provides U.S. educators in the area of Teaching English as Foreign Language (TEFL) or a closely related field such as Applied Linguistics with ten-month overseas assignments to carry out projects with host-country ministries of education, universities, teacher-training institutions, NGOs, binational centers, and other English language teaching institutions. Please refer to the or Federal Register announcement for further information. Funding also supports cooperative agreements to provide targeted English as a Foreign Language, and English Language Teaching and materials development activities.

Pursuant to the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961, as amended (Fulbright-Hays Act) the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State awards grants and cooperative agreements to educational and cultural public or private nonprofit foundations or institutions. Applications may be submitted by public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3). Organizations must have nonprofit status with the IRS at the time of application. Please refer to the or Federal Register announcement for further eligibility criteria. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

As stated in and Federal Register announcements.

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